Wonderful ship with great entertainment and food

Koningsdam Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 35

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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21 Night Southern Caribbean Wayfarer/Seafarer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 18, 2017

Ship: Koningsdam

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8098

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise but not relaxing . Ports everyday and Holland excursions all cramped buses. Sea days only in the beginning and at the end . Too many lines at the buffet. By the time you got what you needed for lunch or breakfast , everything cold.


4 out of 5
Long wait to get on the ship but after that everything went very smoothly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was great , also great selections but at the buffet you had to be served everything , nothing was available for self serve , not even salad dressings. So you had to wait in lines for everything . Huge hassle going to the buffets. Wish the dining room was open more often. Chairs so heavy at buffet , couldn't move them.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Never saw cruise director except for a minute before entertainment in main theater. Pool at the rear of the ship was for smokers , couldn't stand to spend a minute there. Shops were terrible , poor selection and everything so expensive.


5 out of 5
Stageshows and entertainment was the best. Great pianists , Natalie and Ashley in the piano bar....fantastic . BB King allstars were fantastic blues band ....loved them . String Quartet ....wonderful. Wish there had been more entertainment poolside and better movies .

Children's Programs

No children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Best service in dining room ever and room .

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great design , room was small and hard to access the phone in our room m on far side of bed. Lots of lounges and great nooks for reading a book.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Bed and cleanliness were perfect. Phone hard to access , on wrong side of the bed. Room small but well designed.

Ship tip

Go to entertainment in the lounges , so professional and so good. Just as good as going to a concert that cost mega bucks. Definitely the highlight of the ship. Service also the best.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
No excursion

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5
Great excursion , took a private taxi service .

Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe

1 out of 5
Guide could hardly speak English . She would leave bus and not care if group got along or not . Didn't know where we were going . Stopped at market and bathroom break , had 20 min. Long line for bathroom had no time to see market and had far to walk to get there, all the stops were rushed . Bus very cramped , could not sit in seat without putting legs in the aisle. AC not working well and bus sounded like it was not going to make it . Terrible excursion , long day couldn't wait to get back to ship. Guide the worst,

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Great excursion , great shopping and sights. Bus very cramped , no leg room , hated it but guide and bus driver great.

Fort-De-France, Martinique

4 out of 5
Beautiful island and guide was great but bus cramped. Definitely not for people over 5' 8''.

Castries, St. Lucia

5 out of 5
Went with Shore Excursions rather than ship excursion. Wonderful experience. Had a van for just the 4 of us . Went to great places , lots of leg room and not rushed . Loved it , and cheaper than Holland excursion.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
No excursion, not enough time. Great shopping.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island) Did not visit port

Tired , wanted a relaxing day on the ship . Didn't want to stand in line for lunch.


1 out of 5
Long line , long wait and too much walking. Chaos!
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